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Rothschild Foundation Helps Jewish Education in French Provinces

A new foundation recently established by Baron Edmond de Rothschild has begun making its initial grants to meet educational and religious needs in Jewish communities in French provincial areas, it was revealed today.

First grants provided for the salary of a Jewish teacher in the Vosges town of St. Die, the salary of a rabbi in Toulouse and tuition for correspondence courses for Jews in isolated areas. While the exact amount of the foundation is not known, it is reported to be in the neighborhood of $350,000. The capital will not be touched; only the interest on the principal will be used for grants.